Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of
the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking
about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers,
for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking,
intelligence and what it means to be human.
How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs,
society and our very sense of being human. The rise of AI has the
potential to transform our future more than any other
technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or
situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor
who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI
The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and
profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping
our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the
annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs
against people to determine if computers can “think.
That Monday afternoon, in high-school gyms across America, kids
were battling for the only glory American culture seems to want to
dispense to the young these days. sports glory. But at
Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, in a gear-cluttered
classroom, a different type of “cool” was brewing.